News and Announcements

Spring Concert

Tomorrow, Wednesday May 24th will be our Spring Music Concert. The concert will take place at John Burroughs Middle School in the auditorium at 6pm. The PTA will be fundraising for the music program before the concert starting at 3:30pm, with food items for sale. We are asking for parent donations of food items that we can sell to help support the music program. Food items must be packaged and sealed. If you would like to donate something to sell at the concert, please drop off in the morning in Room 109 and label music.
We are also accepting monetary donations for the music program. If you would like to Donate please put the money in an envelope with your name and the amount and drop off in the lock box in room 109 in the morning, and then the main office throughout the school day. You can also donate before the concert in the PTA lockbox in front of the auditorium. Ask the parent volunteers who will be in front of the auditorium if you have questions. Thank you very much for your support and we hope to see you there. The concert is open for all families to attend. Please be advised that all students must be accompanied by an adult. Thank you very much. The music program would not be possible without your generous support. Sincerely, Mr. Kaplan
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Unified Enrollment Information (Please see attachment)


The Los Angeles Unified School District is working to make it easier for you to learn about all the school choices available to your family. We will be introducing a new school search tool where you can read about all the great opportunities that schools in the District offer to your children in your neighborhood and beyond. We call this our Unified Enrollment system. Come hear about Magnets, Dual Language/Bilingual Programs, Open Enrollment, Zones of Choice, and more. We invite you to join us on Thursday, May 25th at 5:30 pm at Fairfax High School. We look forward to meeting you. Thank you.


El Distrito Escolar de Los Angeles está trabajando para facilitar su conocimiento de todas las opciones escolares para su familia. Vamos a introducir una nueva herramienta para buscar escuelas donde encontrará todas las grandes oportunidades que las escuelas del Distrito le ofrecen a sus hijos en su vecindario y más allá. A este nuevo sistema le llamamos Matriculación Unificada. Venga y escuche sobre escuelas Magnet, Programas de Lenguaje Dual/Programas Bilingües, Matriculación Abierta, Zonas de Opción y más. Le invitamos a que nos acompañé el jueves, 25 de mayo a las 5:30 pm en la escuela Fairfax High School. Esperamos contar con su presencia. Gracias.
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Educational opportunities being offered this Summer for your child/children to explore

Dear Parents:
Please explore the various educational opportunities being offered this Summer
for your child/children to explore. Give them a jumpstart to learning for the Fall.
Courses will be held THIS Summer at local colleges,
camps, public libraries, museums and local Community Programs.

Best regards,
Beverly Pearson
Career/College Coach

Los Angeles Trade Tech-STEAM(Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Mathematics
Diving Deeper Into Learning-
Design & Media Art, Fashion Design, Health & Related Science, and much, much, more
June 12-July 14, 2017 RSVP @

Santa Monica College High School /Concurrent Enrollment
Grade 9 (in the Fall)

West Los Angeles College-Summer Enrichment-free-8th-11th
Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs For Children and Adults=Call 1-800-903-0162
Summer Enrichment-Career Discovery Academies (2 week programs) offers Business & Entrepreneurship, Computer Science, Robotics, Stem, Social Media and Healthcare
Check out website for sessions, a 3 week program is also offered.

UCLA K-12 Programs-Offer a variety of programs which includes: Brain Bee, City Lab at U.C.L.A.,
Math Circle, I’m Going to

Public Libraries/Museums
Reading By Design-The Summer Reading Challenge (open to all ages)

Local Community Centers

Korean Youth Community Center-KYCC
STOKED Mentoring-an action-sports program which uses activities such as building skateboards
and weekend field trips to skate parks, the beach and the mountains with trained mentors.
For more information contact Ernie Yoshikawa @ 0r(213) 365-7400,
Ext. 5132.

Young Women’s Christian Organization-www.ywcagla./org
Young Men’s Christian Organization-www.ymcagla./org
Big Brothers/Big

Best Summer Day Camps In LA for Teens for Teens (CBS News)
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To the Parents of 6th Grade Students and Students New to John Burroughs Middle School:

To the Parents of 6th Grade Students and Students New to John Burroughs Middle School,

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, John Burroughs Middle School will be hosting the JB Bear Boot Camp for the 2017-2018 school year.

During this time, 6th grade students and students who are new to the JB family will get a firsthand account of the academic life and expectations in middle school and also will be provided a tour of our campus. SPACE IS LIMITED. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. TRANSPORTATION MUST BE PROVIDED BY THE PARENT.

If you plan on attending the JB Bear Boot Camp on Thursday, August 3, 2017, please RSVP as soon as possible.

PARENT ORIENTATION will take place at 8:00 AM AND 4:00 PM in the auditorium.

Please be sure to check our social media sites for future updates.
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Connect Ed Message _ Week of May 15, 2017

Connect Ed Messages _ Week of May 15, 2017
Dear Parents and Students of John Burroughs Middle School.
Important updates for the week of May 15, 2017.
Before school tutoring is offered Mon-Fri from 7:15 AM - 7:45 AM
After school tutoring is offered Mon, Wed, Thurs from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday 5/15
Reading Inventory Testing all week for ELD students
Gold Ribbon Recognition Event
Finance park field trip - mitchell/galang
Tuesday 5/16
Early Dismissal 1:25 PM
Wednesday 5/17
Drama Assembly
Ice Cream Social for Eligible students during period 5 and 6. (Students must present the ticket)
Thursday 5/18
Finance Park field trip -Maye Cruz
Drama Day & Night Performances 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM
TDAP Clinic on Campus
Grade Window Opens
Friday 5/19
Coffee with the Principal 8:15 AM (Auditorium)
P.E. Awards Ceremony (Period 6)
Drama Assembly Day
Night Dance 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, 5/20
Teamworks Field trip 8 am - 1:30 pm @
Webster middle school
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Dear Parents and Students of John Burroughs Middle School,

This is a friendly reminder about the Math Informational Meeting hosted by the Local District West taking place on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 4 PM - 5 PM. If you are interested in enrolling your child in AP Math Classes in High School, please attend the information math session to find out about the multiple math pathways to reach your goal.

Please join us at the AUDITORIUM on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 4 PM - 5 PM. Parking will be available for parents at the McCadden Parking lot field.

All informational flyers have been posted on our social media sites: Website, Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you.
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Connect Ed Messages _ Week of May 1, 2017

Connect Ed Messages _ Week of May 1, 2017
Dear Parents and Students of John Burroughs Middle School.
We are calling you with some important updates for the week of May 1, 2017.

Before school tutoring is offered Mon-Fri from 7:15 AM - 7:45 AM
After school tutoring is offered Mon, Wed, Thurs from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thank you for your continued support in SBAC testing. Please be advised that SBAC MAKE-UP TESTING will take place May 1st through May 5th, 2017.

As always, a reminder that students are expected to charge their iPad to 100% and bring the iPad to school every day. Parents, please help us in reminding your students to do so.

Also, please try to coordinate any non-urgent doctor's appointments around this testing schedule to ensure that your student is able to participate in this assigned testing time. All students who follow the testing protocol will be invited to a special ice cream social on Wednesday, May 17th. Students will be receiving the ticket on the first day of testing and need to bring the ticket, signed by their homeroom teacher - when they come to the ice cream social.

Monday 5/1

Tuesday 5/2
Early Dismissal 1:25 PM

Ø NJHS Campus Beautification 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Wednesday 5/3

Thursday 5/4

Ø NJHS Lunch Mtg

Friday 5/5

WEEK OF 5/8/17
8th Grade Students will be taking the CA Science Test during their Science Classes on their iPad.
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Dear Parents and Students of John Burroughs Middle School,
The JB Parent Teacher Association is hosting a breakfast for JB Teachers for the Teacher Appreciation Day on Friday, May 5th, 2017 at the Teacher’s Cafeteria starting at 6:30 AM!
We have sent a flyer with your student with information on ways to donate or volunteer. This flyer is also posted on our Facebook, Website and Twitter pages.
Thank you in advance for your continued support!
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SBAC Test Security Guidelines

Dear Parents and Students of John Burroughs Middle School,

Thank you for your continued support in the SBAC Testing.

We want to remind you of the importance of adhering with test security guidelines.

The state of California takes this as a serious matter.

Students are not allowed to access an unauthorized electronic device during the entire testing period. This can lead to their test score being invalidated by the state.

If the school collects many violations, the school is at risk of further sanctions and consequences.

As of today, multiple violations have occurred despite numerous warnings to the students.

Parents, please talk to your students and remind them of the following:
1. Students are to remove their cellular devices and/or any other unauthorized electronic devices including apple watches and place them in their backpack.
2. Backpacks will be placed in the designated area by the teacher
3. After completing their test on their ipad or chromebook, students may not surf the web or use other apps during the testing period.
4. Students are to shut down their ipad after they complete the test.
5. They may not access the web, or use apps after they have completed their test after the testing period.

We apologize for any inconvenience. We are required to conform with state testing policy from the ca dept of education.
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SBAC Testing Protocol

Dear Parents and students of john burroughs middle school,
Please be advised that SBAC testing will take place April 24th through April 28th, 2017.
All IPADS should be fully charged. CHROMEBOOKS or iPADS will NOT be checked out. Cell Phones and /or other unauthorized electronic devices are NOT allowed in testing rooms. Power off cell phones, place the cell phone in the backpack, and place the back pack in the designated back pack areas in the testing room.
Students are to shut down their electronic testing devices after they have completed their test.
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